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lancet


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Lancet  \Lan"cet\,  n.  [F.  lancette,  dim.  of  lance  lance.  See 
  {Lance}.] 
  1.  A  surgical  instrument  of  various  forms,  commonly 
  sharp-pointed  and  two-edged,  used  in  venesection,  and  in 
  opening  abscesses,  etc 
 
  2.  (Metal.)  An  iron  bar  used  for  tapping  a  melting  furnace. 
  --Knight. 
 
  {Lancet  arch}  (Arch.),  a  pointed  arch,  of  which  the  width,  or 
  span,  is  narrow  compared  with  the  height. 
 
  {Lancet  architecture},  a  name  given  to  a  style  of 
  architecture,  in  which  lancet  arches  are  common;  -- 
  peculiar  to  England  and  13th  century. 
 
  {Lancet  fish}.  (Zo["o]l.) 
  a  A  large  voracious,  deep-sea  fish  ({Alepidosaurus 
  ferox}),  having  long,  sharp,  lancetlike  teeth. 
  b  The  doctor,  or  surgeon  fish. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  lancet 
  n  1:  an  acutely  pointed  arch,  like  a  lance  [syn:  {lancet  arch}] 
  2:  a  surgical  knife  with  a  pointed  double-edged  blade;  used  for 
  punctures  and  small  incisions  [syn:  {lance}] 




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